Expert gardeners Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden talk plant sensuality

For Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden, gardening is about much more than a pretty-looking plot. Having designed public and private gardens across the country, the horticulture experts look to engage all of the senses when bringing plant life together.

This Thursday, August 29 at the Denver Botanic Gardens, the couple will be teaching 50 Shades of Green: Gardening For Sensuality, a lecture built specifically on the five senses, from edible blooms to plants that attract specific animals and insects. In advance of the gathering, Lauren and Scott spoke with Westword about how this lecture came together, and the special qualities a garden can take on after dark.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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